Eroica Trio to perform free concert in Dahlonega

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The Eroica Trio, one of the most sought-after classical music trios in the world, will be performing a free concert on Feb. 20 at the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega Campus.

The internationally-renowned trio is known for its flawless technical virtuosity, irresistible enthusiasm and elegance. Whether playing the great standards of the piano trio repertoire or daring contemporary works, the three young women who make up this celebrated ensemble are passionate performers.

"We are delighted to again welcome three of the world's most accomplished classical musicians to the University of North Georgia," said Andy David, head of UNG's Department of Music. "In addition to the Feb. 20 concert, the trio will be giving a master class for our music students. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to interact with world-class musicians."

The trio has played the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall and has toured the United States, Europe and Asia. The group's eight critically-lauded recordings for Angel/EMI Classics Records have earned them multiple Grammy Award nominations. In 1991, the Eroica Trio received the Chamber Music Award from the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation Inc.

Their performances have been lauded by music writers with The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe and The New York Times.

"Eroica's musicians...have the muscle to be purely dramatic and emotional, but here, they stand out for subtler reasons: all three players are soloists who have a lot to say, and every note, no matter how light, has some significance. Indeed, no voice ever fades into the background; rather, the instruments not featured in a particular passage assume the active stance of intelligent listeners, making comments on the main statement or, in some cases, quietly but compellingly pursuing their own trains of thought," wrote Anne Midgette, who covers classical music for The New York Times.

Presented by the UNG Cultural Events Committee, the Nix Living Heritage Series and the UNG Department of Music, the concert begins at 8 p.m. at the Gloria Shott Performance Hall in the John L. Nix Mountain Cultural Center.

Tickets to the 90-minute concert, which is open to the public, can be obtained through the music department by calling 706-864-1423 or in person in room 216 of the Nix building.

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